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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Qualitative Health Research Group - Researching Risk and Health

12th July 2012, 12:00 to 17:00, St Aidan's College, Durham

This half day workshop will explore how people make sense of risks to do with their health and behaviours, and how we research risk.  Current research will be presented to set the scene, and the second part of the workshop will focus on developing potential questions and collaborations.

Papers include:

The problems of researching risk - Professor Andy Alaszewski.

At risk or risky?  Managing young people and their health - Dr Sally Brown.

What are the risks and benefits of being labelled "at risk" for psychosis? - Dr Patrick Welsh.

Researching risk and personality disorder - Professor Joe Reilly.

Professor Alaszewski (Editor, Health Risk and Society) will also talk about how to get published and what he looks for as Editor of an international journal.


12 noon - 1.00pm Registration and lunch
1.00pm - 3.00pm Papers, questions and discussion
3.00pm - 3.30pm Tea/Coffee
3.30pm - 4.30pm Small group discussions on researching risk and health
4.30pm - 5.00pm Feedback and closing remarks - Chair:  Dr Simon Forrest
5.00pm onwards Networking drinks

This is a joint Qualitative Health Research Group, Mental Health Research Centre and Evaluation, Research and Development Unit (ERDU) Workshop with a goal of establishing new research collaborations in this broad area.  The workshop will bring together people from a range of disciplines to discuss risk from different perspectives, to generate ideas and explore methodologies; there will be opportunitites for networking and building future research collaborations.

Registration is vital as places are limited.  Please RSVP by 5th July to Sally Brown (

The Qualitative Health Research Group is supported by the Wolfson Research Institute.

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